Friday, May 25, 2012

Working with Difficult Groups: A Conceptual Framework

Do I look worried in this picture? I was not. I was leading a workshop in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the 2012 International Association of Facilitator's – North America Conference. It was a great event, and I am looking forward to their upcoming conferences.

The purpose of my workshop was to explain the “conceptual framework for working with difficult groups” that John Rohrbaugh and I developed for the book, Working with Difficult Groups. If you're interested in the framework, you can download a free copy of the chapter that explains it. Go to the Working with Difficult Groups website, and on the left-side menu, click “A Conceptual Framework for Working with Difficult Groups.”

Another workshop I led was entitled “Stories at Work: How to Create, Tell, and Use Stories with Groups and Organizations.” You can learn more about that workshop here and download copies of two of the group facilitation stories I used, “The Meaning of Wilderness” and “The Uncomfortable Participant.”

Stay tuned for a video of my conference “Fast Talk,” Facilitators Should Not Be Neutral.